The seat of government will from August this year be powered by solar energy, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced.
Delivering his 3rd State of the Nation Address Thursday, February 21, the President said the move is part of efforts to move the country from its over-reliance on thermal energy production.
“The Jubilee House from August this year, will be powered by solar energy as an example to others,” the president disclosed.
According to him, the use of renewable energy has become the order of the day around the world and his government is putting in place measures to have it spread across the country.
“To reduce government’s expenditure on utilities, and also promote the use of solar power for government and public buildings, the Ministry of Energy initiated the Solar Rooftop Programme. The Ministry is leading by example with the installation of a 65-kilowatt solar rooftop system at its premises.
“Jubilee House will also be powered, as from August this year, by solar energy, as an example to other public institutions.
“In fact, government’s target is to install up to 200 megawatts of distributed solar power by 2030 in both residential and non-residential facilities in order to reduce Government’s liabilities to ECG.” – he stated.